GET READY FOR THE 2022 BOATING SEASON
Now accepting reservations for Seasonal Slips and Storage. Call 410-335-8722 today to reserve your spot today before they fill up.
Hopefully winter is over, and we can now begin preparations for a brand new boating season. Below is some information of interest.
NEW PRODUCTS & STORE INVENTORY
We have added a significant number of new products to our in-house inventory. Stop in and see for yourself. Always remember, it you can’t find it on our shelves, we can get it to for you at discounted prices. Please be aware that the marine industry is also affected by the “supply chain” issues affecting the country. Some items may take longer to supply than normal.
BOTTOM PAINT NOW IN STOCK
We have in inventory a full range of Bottom Paint at discounted prices. Immediately available we have the following paints:
- Pettit HRT Unepoxy
- Pettit HRT Premium
- Pettit Odyssey
- Pettit Neptune
- Pettit Hydrocoat
- Interlux BottomKote
- Interlux ACT
- Interlux CSC
We can special order any other brand that you prefer. Check with us on pricing.
There is talk in the industry about paint shortages and rising prices. Buy now and be sure you will be ready in the spring.
MILITARY DISCOUNT PROGRAM
In recognition of the sacrifices that U.S. military service men and women have made, we are pleased to continue our Military Discount Program. Honorably Discharged veterans and active duty personnel are eligible. Each pre-authorized veteran will receive a 10% discount on all “over the counter” or special ordered items purchased from our Discount Marine Store.
PAINTING YOUR BOAT’S BOTTOM
Many winter stored boats will be preparing to paint their boat bottoms for the upcoming season. As a reminder, Maryland Marina is a certified “Clean Marina”. It is important that you recover removed bottom paints by using either a dustless vacuum sander or a fabric mat. Both items are available through our store. Remember, if you buy your paint from us you will receive a discount when renting our vacuum sanders.
After working on the bottom or any other dirty job on your boat, please use the Wash Tub/Porta Potty Rooms to clean up. They are located in the rear corner of the office building or the Laundry Room located in the bathhouse. Both rooms have wash tubs with hot water. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE BATHROOM SINKS TO CLEAN UP AFTER BOTTOM PAINTING. The EPA forbids disposal of “wet” paint products in trash receptacles. To help facilitate the disposal of wet brushes, rollers, pans and cans, we have set up a drying bin located next to the bottom wash pit. Please place these materials in the bin to dry. Do not dispose of these products in our trash drums or dumpsters. Thank you for your co-operation.
For our customers who are planning to have us launch their boat this spring, we remind you that we schedule a specific number of boats each week. We recommend that you arrange for your launching at least 2 weeks prior to your anticipated launch week. Launching Work Orders are required to be prepaid. Arrangements for scheduling can be made over the phone with the use of a credit card. To check your boat for leaks when it is launched, we must have your cabin key or current combination. Mooring lines must be onboard and their location noted on your Work Order. Work ladders should be removed from cradles prior to your launching week.
BOTTOM PAINTING WORK ORDERS
If you arranged for our Service Department to paint your bottom, please advise Service of your launching date at least 3 weeks prior to your scheduled launch week. This will help to avoid any delay in launching while waiting for the paint to be applied.
If you are considering having our service department perform work on your boat this spring, we recommend that you avoid the rush and contact Brian or Joe about your service NOW. New work orders placed during the spring could experience up to a 3 week wait for completion.
DIESEL ENGINE SERVICE & PARTS
As a reminder, we are the regional Parts and Service Center for Yanmar, Universal, Westerbeke and Beta diesel engines. Let our professionally trained and friendly staff help you with your service and parts needs.
SHRINK WRAP RECYCLING DUMPSTER
A dumpster will be located in the Visitors Parking lot, next to the office entrance gate. Please feel free to dispose of any paper, glass, cans or plastic materials. General garbage or organic materials should be disposed of in the marina containers. Starting in April a larger recycling dumpster will be in place for shrink wrap materials. This recycling dumpster will be available through the month of May. If for some reason the container is filled, leave your shrink wrap next to the receptacle. Please do not dispose of shrink wrap in any of the other trash containers. Your co-operation would be greatly appreciated
As a reminder, if you are hiring a private contractor to perform work on your boat (canvas, engine, cleaning, etc.), please let the office know. We need your authorization to allow anyone to board your boat and release your keys to them. Please advise your contractor that our insurance company requires that all outside private contractors have a current Certificate of Liability Insurance on file at our office. This is a requirement for everyone’s protection.
GATE ACCESS CARD REMINDER
Please remember to bring your gate access card each time you come to the marina. Remember the gate card is for your use ONLY. Unauthorized use of a card could result in gate access privileges being terminated. Please allow vehicles entering the marina the right of way. Maryland Marina will not be responsible for damages to vehicles or vessels caused by the gate as a result of tailgating. Always use your card to enter and exit the marina.
Water service will be activated, weather permitting, according to the following schedule. Dry Storage Areas and Pier A: by March 20th (water outlets on the building are active all the time) Piers 2 – 8: by April 15th.. Hot Water: Available year-round in the Wash Tub/Porta Potty room in the rear corner of the office building and in the laundry room located in the bathhouse.
Please note that the marina offers Gift Cards for purchase in any denomination. These cards make an excellent and unique gift for you and your boating friends. These cards can be used towards any goods or services offered by the marina.
CHANGE OF INFORMATION
Don’t forget to notify our office if at any time you should move or change your telephone numbers or e-mail address. We use e-mail to send out reminders, important information, updates and storm advisories.
Maryland Marina’s offices will be closed on Sunday, April 17th in observance of Easter Sunday.
Have a great spring and we look forward to seeing you soon!